. It is anticipated that over a million nursing jobs will be available from 2014 through 2022. A16 percent increase in job growth. The nursing shortage is expected to continue through 2025.
For nurses, this shortage will offer potential job security. An option to advance or change career paths within the scope of nursing practice, and advanced education opportunities.
In addition, nursing currently offers a chance to care for patients work in non-traditional. Work environments, such as schools, government agencies, parks, and offices.
The wide range of specialties means that nursing can appeal to people with varied interests. They can use their nursing skills in a multitude of practice areas.
The median registered nursing salary is expected to be $66,640, in 2016 to 2017. There are additional ways to care for patients and increase earnings as a nurse.
- working overtime or on-call shifts
- working in higher paying specialties by gaining certifications and advanced degrees
- traveling to other higher paying states
- becoming a nurse educator
Nursing is a responsible and rewarding career, but it is not always easy to care for patients. Developing skills such as stress management, listening skills, compassion, and inner strength/ This can help nurses face the daily challenges of their chosen career path.
For more information on becoming a nurse, visit the American Nursing Association